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Research interests

Dr. Siddhartha Roy's current research examines colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates among African Americans/Blacks. 

CRC is the third leading cause of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-­related deaths among men and women in the United States. African Americans/Blacks are at greater risk for developing and dying from CRC compared to other racial/ethnic minorities.

Barriers to CRC screening impact screening utilization and are more common in medically underserved populations, resulting in disparities in screening utilization. As part of an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, Dr. Roy will conduct a pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a program that trains barbers and salon stylists to serve as health advisers for their customers and connects their customers to patient navigators to increase CRC screening uptake (FIT or colonoscopy).

His general research interests include cancer prevention, community-engaged research, health disparities, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and intervention development.

Professional information

Member, American Association of Cancer Education, 2017 to present

Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2017 to present

Member, American Public Health Association, 2013 to present

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Behavioral Oncology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute


DrPH, Georgia Southern University


MPH, Augusta University


Biomedical Engineering, BS, Georgia Institute of Technology



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